An emergency response organization is created as the result of an emergency situation.
The organization does not formally exist until needed in an emergency.
Then it “materializes”, it is staffed, and it goes into operation.
The same thing happens here in Sun Lakes. When activated, the EPAP organization pulls together trained volunteers, residents and staff throughout Sun Lakes.
It transcends traditional organizational boundaries and puts us all to work under the direction of the Incident Commander (usually our Executive Director.)
The Executive Director, in cooperation with Management and the HOA, assumes responsibility for Sun Lakes and uses any available resources and people to manage the emergency.